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Winner, Winner, Many Dinners!

Okay, so I know I'm a nerd, but I had to title the post that in honor of Guy Fieri!  I love watchign Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, and one of Guy's favorite sayings is, "Winner, WInner, Chicken Dinner."  Yup, that's right, I did end up winning for best treat at work (second consecutive year)!  So, what did I make?  How did I follow up last year's prize-winning Bacon Caramel Apples?  Well, everyone wanted those, but I couldn't do the same thing twice, so I made two similar items:

I made Bacon Caramel Apple Cupcakes and Bacon Apple Caramel Squares!



I thought that the cupcakes were great, but the squares were okay.  Just okay.  Both were home-made (not scratch made).  I made the caramel with this recipe, but I always forget the vanilla!  The apple candy on the caramel square was made by reducing apple juice concentrate, sugar, water, and apple pucker gel candy.  And the bacon for the squares was microwaved (don't like this method for my candies--it seems like the flavor evaporates).  For the cupcakes, I used two boxes of cake mix, and followed the recipe, but replaced the water with another can of apple juice concentrate (next time, I'll dice some apples up and add it to the batter).  The caramel was the same recipe/  The bacon, though, was diced and fried, and I liked the flavor MUCH BETTER!

As a result of the win, though, I got a $75 gift card to a great restaurant in the area--that should buy at least 2 or 3 date nights with Anna.  Huzzah!

Friday:
1- 20 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
1- 3.5 mile walk
30 sit ups
1 set of 2- 60 second planks
Read the Bible
Prayed

Total:
5- 20 minute sessions on the Elliptical
5- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill
5- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
3- 3.5 Mile walks
210 sit ups
4 sets of 2- 60 second planks
Read the Bible
Pray Daily
Go on a 24-hour fast
Go on a date with Anna

Remaining:
Finish the kitchen remodel

Next Week's Goals:
5- 20 minute sessions on the Elliptical
5- 20 minute sessions on the Treadmill
5- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
3- 3.5 Mile walks
210 sit ups
4 sets of 2- 60 second planks
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Go on a 24-hour fast
Go on a date with Anna

1 comments:

  South Beach Steve

October 31, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Grats man, this sounds great!